Mysuru, June 23:- “15 projects of potable drinking water for villages are progressing. These projects need Rs 27 crore. This year we need Rs 200 crore,” said ZP CEO P Shivashankar.
He had requested for the funds at the progress review meeting held at ZP office on Friday.
“15 projects are progressing and 2 more projects are being taken up. Completion of the projects demand Rs 27 crore. This year we need Rs 200 crore for the projects. If we are provided with the funds, the works will be completed within the next 15 days,” he added.
Responding to it, rural drinking water and cleanliness projects incharge S G Nanjaiahmutt assured of providing the funds by the rural development department.
He also questioned why the two projects were in the tender stage since the past 6 months. Out of 50 projects, only 5 are being implemented. 5 are collisioned. Compared to other districts, Mysuru has made a poor performance. He urged the CEO to complete the projects by July. If not, return the funds, he said.
“Hunsur taluk has achieved 92% progress in toilet constructions. By October, Periyapattana, Mysuru, T Narasipur will be announced open defication free before October 2. District has achieved 75% progress in toilet construction,” he added.
“Rs 131 crore are being provided under Narega. We have achieved 3.48 lakh days of work. Under 21 points programme, 9,810 cribs, 241 kana, 2,660 agriculture pits, 150 anganwadi centres, 337 play grounds, 141 graveyards, 317 lakes and 769 bore wells are being taken up,” he added. (PG)